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A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.
A father wills his estate valued at $40, 000 to his three children. Before the settlement one of the children dies. What should the other two receive?
There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.
The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.

A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

Some ideas on using student reports when you teach a course in the history of mathematics
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.